Since its construction in the 1960s, the State Water Project has remained an iconic engineering feat that enabled the substantial economic growth and innovation that has become the hallmark of California’s success. Climate change is creating a new normal in California — prolonged periods of drought, reduced snowpack, flashier and more unpredictable rainfall and sea-level rise. It is essential for the State Water Project to continue providing us with the water we use to drink, bathe, cook and irrigate our crops. As we seek to increase our resiliency to climate change, the State Water Project is an irreplaceable piece of California’s water puzzle, both now and into the future.
The State Water Project Provides: